Welcome to the website ! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Amy and I'm a professor of maternal and child public health at Swansea University. I'm based in the department of public health, policy and social sciences where I am director of our research centre 'LIFT' which stands for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translation and I also lead our MSc in Child Public Health.
I research everything to do with becoming and being a new parent, with a particular focus on infant feeding, mental health and normal baby behaviour. The ultimate aim of my research is to change society and culture, which turns out not to be an overnight job. I want to see a future where women and families are respected, valued and supported in growing, birthing and caring for their babies.
Aside from work, I have three children who are now teenagers or almost. They are of the age where a photo would not be appreciated. The one on my desk in work places them at 5, 3 and 1 year old. They taught me so much and brought me into the world that I could see, like so many others could too, needed changing. I hope it changes before they get there.
Anyone who knows me knows that my favourite things are gin, jigsaws, our cat, and running... in no particular order or combination. Follow me on instagram for photos particularly of said cat, jigsaws, running and gin... oh and some posts about parenting and infant feeding!
You can find all my research, books, blogs and videos on this website but some further useful websites you might like to look at include:
I hope you find this website useful :)